Game of Thrones actress Esmé Bianco filed suit against Marilyn Manson and his former manager in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Friday (April 30, 2021).
In the filing Bianco alleges that the singer sexually assaulted her on several occasions, dating back to 2009.
The lawsuit against Manson (born Brian Warner) and his former manager Tony Ciulla, which was first reported by Rolling Stone, also claims that Ciulla and his management company violated human trafficking laws by flying the actress to Los Angeles with the promise of an appearance in a music video and film.
Bianco, who played Ros on the Emmy-winning HBO drama Game of Thrones, claims in the suit that she first met Manson in 2005 through his then-fiancée, with the singer staying in touch over the next few years about a film project and other opportunities that didn’t materialize.
After his divorce in 2007, the suit claims that Manson began making overtures to Bianco, including asking for nude photos.
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In the documents, the actress details how the interaction went down with no film crew on site and alleging that she was expected to stay with him 24/7 and be on call while wearing lingerie as her costume.
Bianco alleges she was given drugs and alcohol during this time and subjected to threats of violence and rape. She says she was also tied to a prayer kneeler and beaten by the singer with a whip that he allegedly claimed had been used by the Nazis. She also alleges that he he electrocuted her.
The actress claims she was led to believe these actions were all part of the music video shoot.
Soon after, the couple began a sexual relationship and she alleges that Manson continued to be controlling and degrading during their time together. Though living separately, she says Manson convinced her to move to Los Angeles and move in with him as he sought to help her with her career and film roles.
According to Bianco’s claims in the documents, Manson subjected her to sleep deprivation, verbal abuse and threw tantrums if she shared discomfort over the “violent and sexually graphic films” that he would watch in his apartment.
“I basically felt like a prisoner. I came and went at his pleasure. Who I spoke to was completely controlled by him,” said Bianco back in February when initially revealing her claims against Manson. “I called my family hiding in the closet.”
Reiterating claims previously made in February, the documents also recall instances of Manson chasing Bianco around the home with an ax and another occasion in he allegedly “cut Ms. Bianco with a Nazi knife during sex, without her consent, and photographed the cuts on her body.” She says he also posted the photos online without her consent.
Bianco claims Manson raped her around May of 2011 and she also cites several instances of sexual battery during the same year imposed by Manson without her consent.
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